Video of migrant workers from Delhi claimed to be from Mumbai

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Claim: A video with many people queuing and walking on a road that leads to a bus terminal has been has been doing rounds on social media with the claim that it is a scene from Mumbai, Mahrashtra.

 

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Multiple accounts have shared the video with the claim that is is a scene from a highway out of Mumbai that leads towards Gujarat.

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Preeti Sharma Menon, spokesperson of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) shared the video criticizing the Modi government while stating that the attached clip is an unverified video from Thane, Maharashtra.

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People also tweeted stating the video is of Dahisar Check Naka, Mumbai, Mahrashtra.

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Upon checking and searching for the truth behind the video, it was found that the video is from near Anand Vihar Bus Terminal in Delhi. Various tweets by people and news publications were found that showed videos of the same scene as the viral video. The videos were just shot from different angles. The viral video is not a scene from Mumbai, but it is a video that showed the situation in Anand Vihar, Delhi on 28th March, 2020 when the Uttar Pradesh government had started bus services for migrant workers.

These are the several tweets found that state the incident is from Anand Vihar Bus Terminal, Delhi. In the first video, the person capturing the first video attached below is stating its location.

 

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Various news agencies and publications also carried the news on the incident. Attached below is a tweet by ANI on the incident. Also, attaching the report published by The Economic Times.

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Source: The Economic Times

 

Note the similarities between the screenshot of viral video and the google image of the place and photos features in the news reports. Thus it proves that viral claim is false and not from Mumbai and is instead from Delhi.

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Google Image of Kaushambi Bus Station near Anand Nagar Bus Terminal, Delhi and an image featured in Scroll with the article about the same incident.Β 

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